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Instructor: Dorit Geva
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory Public Lecture SeriesThese are talks organized throughout the academic year that are also open to the CEU community. They are given by scholars from other universities and are a way for the students and faculty to learn about current research in the field of gender studies and to engage in dialogue with...
Instructor: Faculty, staff
Credits: 1.0
What do major environmental crises, like pollution, extinction, climate change or depletion of natural recourses have to do with the embodied notions of sexuality, gender, and race? What is the role of discourses on Nature in shaping the situated and site-specific understandings of sexuality/gender/race, and how have...
Credits: 2.0
Core course in feminist theory for GEMMA students.This course will look at the political stakes in the division between heterosexuality and other forms of sexuality in particular and interrogates the category of “normal” in general. It is organized around some key concepts fuelling both the thinking of sexuality and...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 4.0
Social movements and social activism are critical to political engagement and social transformation. Traditional social science approaches to social movements and social change have tended to frame forms of collective resistance and protest primarily as either irrational, spontaneous reactions to oppression, or as...
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 4.0
April 17 - May 11
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
Recent research in Jewish cultural history, following post-modernist or situational perspectives, has voiced strong objections against any essential definition of Jewishness. In Judaism, with its characteristic absence of a central authority, religious and cultural norms indeed presented themselves often as matters of...
Instructor: Carsten L. Wilke
Credits: 2.0
 The course aims to introduce students into various approaches to problems of interpretation of literary texts. Starting from an assumption that theory and methods are closely interrelated in literary studies, the course aims to examine this connection working closely with a number of chosen texts. Students are...
Instructor: Jasmina Lukic
Credits: 2.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.In the era of pervasive and networked computing, data curation is an increasingly important practice. It might be defined as “the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness.” The practices and consequences...
Credits: 2.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
We will consider the properties attributed to God in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine both historical and contemporary attempts to formulate doctrines of divine omniscience, omnipotence and absolute goodness, as well as eternality, simplicity, immutability and necessary existence. We will...
Instructor: Mike Griffin
Credits: 2.0
The course examines the concept of performativity, one of the important terms in our research of gender and sexuality. The course traces its development in philosophy, its introduction to feminist and queer inquiry, and examines its complicated relationship to the concept of nature: we will look at the development of...
Instructor: Eszter Timár
Credits: 2.0
Few aspects of early modern statecraft left more traces in written and visual sources than the activities of diplomats and those who represented states in less official capacity. Traditional historiography has connected the history of diplomacy with the rise of the nation state, bureaucrats, and official documents...
Instructor: Jan Hennings
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory for all graduating MA students. (NB: the workshop will meet March 5-14, 2018 for second year students in 2-year programs. One-year students take TWW in May)The main aim of the workshop is to help you in the process of writing your MA thesis. Each student presents a (draft) analytical/research chapter,...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory for all graduating MA students. For 1-year MA students and GEMMA, Matilda defending in September. Takes place: May 7-11. Details TBA)  The main aim of the workshop is to help you in the process of writing your MA thesis. Each student presents a (draft) chapter, together with a (draft) table of contents (ToC...
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 4.0
This seminar offers a combination of in-depth reading of selected classic texts elaborating central concepts in the study of religion, and approaching themes relevant to the specific research interests of seminar participants. In an effort to bring into discussion students of pre-modern and modern periods from...
Instructor: Nadia Al-Bagdadi
Credits: 2.0
RELI 6002 CEU University-Wide Doctoral Seminar: Reason, Unreason and Nature in ReligionInstructor: Aziz Al-Azmeh (Department of History and Center for Religious Studies)Host Department: Center for Religious StudiesCross listed: History, Philosophy, Sociology, Cognitive SciencesCredits: 2 creditsStatus: Elective;...
Instructor: Aziz Al-Azmeh
Credits: 2.0
The course is giving an overview of recent research and source publications on this topic. We will examine both medieval and early modern theories on “superstition”, “magic”, demonology, and modern explanations thereof: scapegoating, nightmares, panic, witch hunting. Historical sources will include manuals of ritual...
Instructor: Gábor Klaniczay
Credits: 2.0
Part of Mandatory “Foundations in Historical Methods and Theories” for Matilda students.This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the field of women’s and gender history and its main concepts, theories and approaches, and to familiarize them with the challenges and (hopefully)...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 2.0

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